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FT-Sep16 53 Nick O’cONNOr SaleS DirectOr – NZ SMc australia | New Zealand SMC Pneumatics (N.Z.) Ltd Tel 0800 1320 762 SMC, the global leader in pneumatics and automation, positiv/graffictraffic/foodtech/0916 If you have a taste for high standards in pneumatic technology, you’re invited to try us... SMC Corporation Japan, the world leaders in pneumatics and industrial automation component technology, has a large footprint in Australia and New Zealand. With a combined sales force of 88 sales engineers, 24 inside sales and 20 design engineers we would describe ourselves as being customer centric – offering customised automation solutions for all industries. Did you know? As the global leaders in pneumatics and industrial automation with a market share of over 40% in ANZ, SMC Pneumatics offers a range of over 12 000 basic components available in over 700 000 variant forms. • We were voted one of the top 100 most innovative companies in the world by leading business magazine, Forbes for three years in a row • We offer state-of-the-art production with factories and local subsidiaries in 50 countries, plus 400 sales offices and a distribution network in a further 32 countries. Contact us for a consultation: AU – 1800 763 862 or NZ – 0800 1320 762 or Join the conversation: SMC Pneumatics Australia | New Zealand Group SMC Australia | New Zealand Visit us from 11–13 October 2016 at ASB Showground | Stand 2004 Global Leader in Pneumatics and Automation doyoureallyknowSMC SMC_ANZ_Foodtech_0916.indd 1 2016/08/30 08:43:25 AM FT151 will be showcasing its range of products relevant the food and pack market. With offices in 81 countries worldwide and four of its 12 Australasian offices in New Zealand, SMC has a manufacturing facility in Auckland that offers customers greater flexibility in terms of customisation and shorter lead times for delivery. “Offering high quality products at low cost with rapid delivery has enabled SMC to retain a high market share in Japan and compete overseas as a leading global integrated manufacturer of pneumatic equipment as it evolves into an automatic control equipment manufacturer,” SMC New Zealand sales director Nick O’Connor says. “In the ANZ region SMC has a market share of 40 per cent. “SMC prides itself on being customer centric and our products are developed based on feedback from customers. The large sales force of 7900 salespeople are in constant contact with customers all over the world and, because of this, we have a greater understanding of the food and pack market and the specific requirements to assist customers obtain good levels of productivity. In New Zealand we bring this global knowledge home to local implementation.” One of the products on exhibit will be the CG5 and CJ5 stainless steel cylinders. These include a rubber rod wiper to keep potential contaminants from penetrating the cylinder, which helps increase life by up to five times. The smooth exterior surface reduces the potential number of particle trap areas. The CG5 Series comes with plugs for the unused mounting holes to prevent residue collecting in the threads. Mounting brackets are electro-polished to make them smoother, which prevents build-up of liquids and foreign matter…a perfect hygienic solution for the food industry. Other products on display will include the range of vacuum saving valves, such as the ZP2V which is particularly adaptable to vacuum zoning, as well as EtherCAT solutions which can be applied to anything from simple to complex applications with the help of SMC’s engineers. The EX600 Fieldbus System, which covers not only EtherCAT but a wide range of communication protocols, will also be on display. Recently an EtherCAT solution for an abattoir won an industry award in the Water and Wastewater category. The LEY range of electric actuators which offer high precision control in an option for IP65 specifications, will be available to view and discuss. “Customers are invited to visit the stand and meet up with our team to discuss their particular automation requirements,” O’Connor says.” SMC offers ‘Simple Specials’…R&D without the large associated costs which often goes hand-in-hand with a request for something out of the norm. No problem is too big or too small to solve.” SMC Energy specialist Bill Blythe will deliver a presentation on ‘Energy Efficiency through the effective management of compressed air’ on Wednesday, October 12 at 11:45 in Seminar Room 2 at the ASB Showgrounds. #doyoureallyknowSMC – visit us at stand 2004. SMC EXHIBITS AT FOODTECH PACKTECH NEW ZEALAND F O O D T E C H PA C K T E C H

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